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Sexuality Resources for Young People

For resources relating to gender identity (transgender, non binary), please see   gender identity

Here are the resources we found for sexuality for young people:

In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film

(Featured resource)This beautiful animated film will open your eyes to the struggles young LGBT people face when forming relationships: what will other people will think? Would I rather risk breaking my own heart then having other people say negative things about me?

Watch this short animated film and fall in love with being in love, regardless of gender.

Asexuality

(Featured resource)Amelia Ace joins Childline to talk about what asexuality is. The video also busts some of the myths surrounding asexuality such as; asexuals can have romantic relationships, asexuality is not the same as abstinence or celibacy, some asexuals still chose to have sex.

I’m Bisexual – A Coming Out Song

Dodie Clark, or doddleoddle, as you may know her presents a song to you to let you know that she is bisexual and proud. This short song can be used as a way to come out to your friends and family. If you need something to help you feel great about who you are and your bisexuality, this is the video for you.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

I think I’m gay/lesbian

Our sexuality is probably one of the most complex aspects of our life to contend with. With the question I think I may be gay or lesbian comes many emotions, fears, prejudices, desires and politics. Separating this and asking yourself some honest questions can give you clarity. This message will give information, ask you questions and give the tools to deal with the answers.

How do I know if I’m Gay?

This message from Zumos explores some of the issues around being gay that can help you to understand your sexuality. There are many issues, and here you will find those that are most relevant to you in your age group. Sexuality can be a confusing area and the information given is designed to help you explore your own feelings to help you decide who you are.

I am being Bullied because of my Sexuality

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

I’m Gay/Lesbian. Should I Come Out?

Having reached that place of knowing how you feel and being fully affirmed in your heart and mind that you fully accept that you are gay, you might feel that you do not want to hold this as a secret any longer. This message from Zumos will give you questions to ask yourself to help you make the right decision for you on whether or not to come out.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is a charity that creates a community for young LGBT in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity offer a variety of services including; sexual health and wellbeing, wellbeing support services, domestic violence support, social groups, fitness, counselling, advice on aging, help for LGBT asylum seekers, advice on hate crime and peer mentoring.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Switchboard provides information, support and referral services for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality or gender identity. They offer a confidential, welcoming, supportive and non-judgmental support.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Sexuality

(Featured resource)Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who you are physically and emotionally attracted to. Everyone has a sexual orientation – lesbian, straight, bisexual, gay or one of many other types and this might change over time. This webpage covers coming out, LGB pride, homophobia and prejudice, and twelve types of sexual orientation.

How to Come Out

So, after a lot of soul searching you’ve worked out you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender but how do you tell this to the people you love? Coming out is scary, so The Mix is here to hold your hand.

Sexuality

Everybody has sexuality, but not everybody’s sexuality is the same. Sexuality is a combination of your sexual orientation and your ability to experience sexual feelings. Your sexuality can also be a word used to describe your sexual activity. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on different types of sexuality, as well as top tips for someone who is questioning their sexuality.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

Download

Using ‘Gay’ the Right Way

This booklet is all about using the word gay in the right way. It contains 10 tips for young people on how to get people to use gay in the right way and stop using it as a slur. It also contains information to take to your teachers to get them to become a Stonewall Champion School.

In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film

(Featured resource)This beautiful animated film will open your eyes to the struggles young LGBT people face when forming relationships: what will other people will think? Would I rather risk breaking my own heart then having other people say negative things about me?

Watch this short animated film and fall in love with being in love, regardless of gender.

Asexuality

(Featured resource)Amelia Ace joins Childline to talk about what asexuality is. The video also busts some of the myths surrounding asexuality such as; asexuals can have romantic relationships, asexuality is not the same as abstinence or celibacy, some asexuals still chose to have sex.

I’m Bisexual – A Coming Out Song

Dodie Clark, or doddleoddle, as you may know her presents a song to you to let you know that she is bisexual and proud. This short song can be used as a way to come out to your friends and family. If you need something to help you feel great about who you are and your bisexuality, this is the video for you.

I think I’m gay/lesbian

Our sexuality is probably one of the most complex aspects of our life to contend with. With the question I think I may be gay or lesbian comes many emotions, fears, prejudices, desires and politics. Separating this and asking yourself some honest questions can give you clarity. This message will give information, ask you questions and give the tools to deal with the answers.

How do I know if I’m Gay?

This message from Zumos explores some of the issues around being gay that can help you to understand your sexuality. There are many issues, and here you will find those that are most relevant to you in your age group. Sexuality can be a confusing area and the information given is designed to help you explore your own feelings to help you decide who you are.

I am being Bullied because of my Sexuality

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is a charity that creates a community for young LGBT in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity offer a variety of services including; sexual health and wellbeing, wellbeing support services, domestic violence support, social groups, fitness, counselling, advice on aging, help for LGBT asylum seekers, advice on hate crime and peer mentoring.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Sexuality

(Featured resource)Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who you are physically and emotionally attracted to. Everyone has a sexual orientation – lesbian, straight, bisexual, gay or one of many other types and this might change over time. This webpage covers coming out, LGB pride, homophobia and prejudice, and twelve types of sexual orientation.

How to Come Out

So, after a lot of soul searching you’ve worked out you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender but how do you tell this to the people you love? Coming out is scary, so The Mix is here to hold your hand.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film

(Featured resource)This beautiful animated film will open your eyes to the struggles young LGBT people face when forming relationships: what will other people will think? Would I rather risk breaking my own heart then having other people say negative things about me?

Watch this short animated film and fall in love with being in love, regardless of gender.

Asexuality

(Featured resource)Amelia Ace joins Childline to talk about what asexuality is. The video also busts some of the myths surrounding asexuality such as; asexuals can have romantic relationships, asexuality is not the same as abstinence or celibacy, some asexuals still chose to have sex.

I’m Bisexual – A Coming Out Song

Dodie Clark, or doddleoddle, as you may know her presents a song to you to let you know that she is bisexual and proud. This short song can be used as a way to come out to your friends and family. If you need something to help you feel great about who you are and your bisexuality, this is the video for you.

I think I’m gay/lesbian

Our sexuality is probably one of the most complex aspects of our life to contend with. With the question I think I may be gay or lesbian comes many emotions, fears, prejudices, desires and politics. Separating this and asking yourself some honest questions can give you clarity. This message will give information, ask you questions and give the tools to deal with the answers.

How do I know if I’m Gay?

This message from Zumos explores some of the issues around being gay that can help you to understand your sexuality. There are many issues, and here you will find those that are most relevant to you in your age group. Sexuality can be a confusing area and the information given is designed to help you explore your own feelings to help you decide who you are.

I am being Bullied because of my Sexuality

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is a charity that creates a community for young LGBT in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The charity offer a variety of services including; sexual health and wellbeing, wellbeing support services, domestic violence support, social groups, fitness, counselling, advice on aging, help for LGBT asylum seekers, advice on hate crime and peer mentoring.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Sexuality

(Featured resource)Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who you are physically and emotionally attracted to. Everyone has a sexual orientation – lesbian, straight, bisexual, gay or one of many other types and this might change over time. This webpage covers coming out, LGB pride, homophobia and prejudice, and twelve types of sexual orientation.

How to Come Out

So, after a lot of soul searching you’ve worked out you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender but how do you tell this to the people you love? Coming out is scary, so The Mix is here to hold your hand.

Download

Using ‘Gay’ the Right Way

This booklet is all about using the word gay in the right way. It contains 10 tips for young people on how to get people to use gay in the right way and stop using it as a slur. It also contains information to take to your teachers to get them to become a Stonewall Champion School.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.